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FPH is calling on all members to join us in working with the new Government to ensure that the public’s health remains at the heart of national policy making

This Parliament will preside over a period of great transformation, with repercussions that will extend far beyond its five year term. It is vital that this Government always acts in the best interest of the public’s health, which means that parliamentarians need to regularly engage in meaningful dialogue with the public health workforce.

To that end, we’ve already shared FPH’s 3 core priorities for the future with parliamentarians and their advisers.  Now we need your help to deliver the message in your local area to your new or re-elected MP. You can use the resources listed below to help you get started and please don’t hesitate to get in touch ( should you require any additional support or have any questions.

 Resources for contacting your MP

1Briefing for members on how to engage with their MP. In this briefing we give you tips for getting in contact with your MP, including what you should ask and how you should do it.

2. Template letter to your MP. Adapt our sample letter for getting in touch with your MP.

3. Fit for our children’s future.  In this briefing we outline the 3 main issues that the next Government needs to engage with: realising Brexit’s ‘health dividend,’ shoring up public health funding, and making sure the specialist workforce in public health is adequately staffed and supported.

Allied organisations:

Read a selection of statements below from our partners across the health and social care world

1. Sustain: Manifesto for ‘A Better Food Britain.
FPH is a member of Sustain, a coalition of over 100 national organisations that advocate for agricultural policies and practices that advance the health and welfare of people and the living environment.

2. British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health. We worked with BACAPH to produce this one page briefing outlining steps that the next Government must take in 2017/2018 to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

3. Royal College of Physicians. Keeping patients at the heart of the NHS. RCP’s election manifesto outlines their four point plan for the next Government to ensure that the NHS remains fit for purpose. 

4. Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health. The RCPCH has set out the key policy calls it would like all political parties to adopt, whatever the general election result on 8 June, in its 'Child Health Matters - Vision for 2017'.

5. Royal College of General Practitioners Six Steps for Safer General Practice sets out the essential demands that the new Government, whatever its persuasion, will need to deliver to protect the future of the family doctor service for patients in England.

6Royal Society for Public Health RSPH has set out a manifesto of policy recommendations it believes political parties should commit to, including: Statutory universal (PSHE), tighter junk food marketing restrictions, Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol, and decriminalisation of drug use as part of a public health approach to drug policy

7. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH).  RCOG and the FSRH, in their manifesto, call for initiatives and interventions to help improve the health of girls and women to enable them to lead healthy lives

8Obesity Health Alliance The next Government must get to grips with the UK’s obesity epidemic, or risk plunging the NHS into irreversible financial trouble, warns the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) as it launched its 10 –point policy manifesto

9The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has put together a manifesto to call upon the incoming government to implement key sexual health priorities to protect and improve the sexual health of the nation.

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